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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? Does it really matter all that much what name or label we use to identify groups of people? The bard William Shakespeare famously had Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, say, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” If by that he meant the name of the flower isn’t what matters; but rather the fragrance of it, well then, sure what difference does it make? But what if the alternate […]

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Moms-Who-Write – Lou Alpert

I chose Lou Alpert’s poignant blog about trying to help an heroin addicted adult daughter as the final blog in this Moms-Who-Write series. Memorial Day is a good time to remember the bonds that weave us together into families – through good times and rough waters. Impermanence and Healing By Lou Alpert “It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.” -Thich Nhat […]

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Moms-Who-Write – Elizabeth Cottrell

Writing mom and faith-based blogger Elizabeth Cottrell, brings a level of professionalism – and common sense – to the worlds of both writing and mothering. The Lie Writers Must Stop Believing By Elizabeth H. Cottrell, Heartspoken.com If you’ve got your act together, you should be able to balance your personal life and your professional life. Sounds reasonable…it’s a worthwhile goal, for sure. But as a home-based entrepreneur/writer, I’ve sometimes pushed myself beyond my emotional and […]

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Moms-Who-Write – Kathi Laughman

This week’s blog in the Moms-Who-Write series comes from life coach, writing colleague and teacher, Kathi Laughman. I hope her insights inspire you to put your love and affection for others in writing. Finding Life’s Harmony The idea of life balance has always baffled me. I’m quite certain no one who has raised children is behind it other than perhaps as a declarative revolt! We can plan and pre-plan within an inch of our life, […]

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Karen Haueisen Crissinger

Moms-Who-Write – Karen Haueisen Crissinger

In honor of May and Mother’s Day, I’m posting a series of guest blogs about Moms-Who-Write. This first one is by one of my daughters, who appears to have survived being raised by a writing mama. Cowboy Boots by Karen Haueisen Crissinger My first memory of mom-as-writer was sitting in her lap while she changed the goofball to italics. That was the day I learned the value of taking a minute to set aside work and […]

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